Welcome to the March Issue of Herbicides China News.
This newsletter will help you stay ahead of the game in this fast-changing market with real-time reporting on the entire herbicides industry chain, from raw materials to end consumption. It includes breaking news from China and abroad, the latest market data (price, import & export, production, consumption, operating rates, etc.), in-depth analysis of market trends, Chinese government policy, performance of leading Chinese producers, M&A, new technologies, and expert commentary from industry insiders.
Here is the Editor's Note for you to know about the March issue specifically:
In March 2018, herbicide technical prices remained at high levels with slight fluctuations; some products saw small falls in prices. Although the peak season and spring ploughing are coming, transactions were flatter than previous years. Technical producers still bore huge environmental pressure--some maintained low operating rate, and some even in production suspension. Additionally, most upstream manufacturers' production costs kept high so they maintained low operating rate and high prices. This caused continuous supply shortages of some products. As both herbicide technical and intermediates were in high prices, downstream purchasers held a strong wait-and-see attitude. As for export, overseas clients were also waiting for a much stable market, and therefore, there were a few actual deals even despite of many inquiries.
It should be mentioned that in the upcoming 3 years China will implement increasingly stricter environmental inspections, according to the MEP in Feb. Besides Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and its nearby areas, and Yangtze River Delta, Fen-Wei Plain (Xi'an and Xianyang cities are included) will be listed for the first time as the key area for air pollution prevention and control. That means that air pollution control will cover more key areas, and industry structure, energy structure and transportation in those areas will be deeply adjusted. In the short term, environmental inspections will support prices of some products with life cycles, but they will also lead to short supply.
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Table of Contents
Column 1 Market Analysis
Domestic wheat herbicide market in tight supply
Column 2 Company Dynamics
Nanjing Red Sun may maintain performance growth in 2018
Hebei Shanli to increase voice in herbicide market
Sevencontinent Lianyungang to start construction of 3,000 t/a glufosinate-ammonium TC Column 3 project
Jiangsu Tuoqiu to build new product capacity to enhance competitiveness and profitability
Zhejiang Huge Leaf's dicamba sales and output volumes down YoY in 2017
Sino-Agri Union's pesticide formulation business ushers in new development
Column 4 Paraquat and Pyridine
Paraquat TK prices remain stable in March 2018
Pyridine prices keep falling in March 2018
Column 5 Import and Export Analysis
Exports of herbicide formulations record double-digit growth in 2017
Column 6 Registration
Twenty-four new herbicide TC registrations in China in Feb. 2018
Column 7 Policy
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations in China
Pesticide producers and dealers must be licensed by 1 Aug., 2018
Special inspection on pollutant discharge permits kicks off
Column 8 News in Brief
DowDuPont releases penoxsulam technical 'Tejie'
Genetic dynamic of weeds in Jiangsu's wheat fields as of end of Feb. 2018
2017 China's Top 20 Pesticide Exporters comes out
Cost of agricultural means of production rises significantly in spring ploughing
Nanjing Huazhou obtains foreign patent on herbicide for first time
Diuron TC supply maintains tight in March 2018
Column 9 Price Monitoring
Ex-works prices of key herbicide raw materials in China, 8 March, 2018
Ex-works prices of main herbicides in China, 8 March, 2018
Shanghai Port prices of main herbicides in China, 8 March, 2018
FOB Shanghai prices of main herbicides in China, 8 March, 2018